Social Influence

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Confederates
People who are in on the experiment
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Naive Participants
Person who isn't in on the experiment
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Norms
Standard, usual, typical of a group
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Normative Social Influence (NSI)
Conformity by agreeing with majority opinion in order to fit in
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Informational Social Influence (ISI)
Conformity by agreeing with majority opinion in order to be right
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Compliance
Superficial type of conformity to go along with majority, but do not change views
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Identification
Acting in the same way with the group because you value the group, but don't necessarily change your views
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Internalisation
Accept that majority is correct, changes behaviour even in group absence
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Conformity
A change in a person's behaviour or opinions as a result of real or imagined pressure from a person or a group
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Proximity
The physical closeness or distance of an authority figure to the person they are giving an order to
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Location
The place where an order is issued. The relevant factor that influences obedience is the status or prestige associated with the location
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Legitimate Figure
Someone who has the authority to punish
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Obedience
A form of social influence in which an individual follows a direct order. The person issuing the order is usually a figure of authority, who has the power to punish
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Agentic State
A mental state where we feel no personal responsibility for our behaviour because we believe ourselves to be acting for an authority figure. This frees us from the demands of our consciences and allows us to obey even a destructive authority figure
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Legitimacy of Authority
An explanation for obedience which suggests that we are more likely to obey people who we perceive to have authority over us. This authority is justified by the individual's position of power in the social hierarchy
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Dispositional explanation
Any explanation of behaviour that highlights the importance of the individual's personality
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Authoritarian Personality
A type of personality that Adorno argued was especially susceptible to obeying people in authority. Such individuals are also thought to be submissive to those of higher status and dismissive of inferiors
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F-Scale
Measures tendency towards fascism
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Locus of Control
Refers to the sense we each have about what directs events in our lives. INTERNALS believe they are mostly responsible of what happens to them. EXTERNALS believe it is mainly a matter of luck or other outside forces
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Social Support
The presence of people who resist pressures to conform or obey can help others to do the same. These people act as models to show others that resistance to social influence is possible
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Conformity by agreeing with majority opinion in order to fit in

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Conformity by agreeing with majority opinion in order to be right

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